Jersey shore wary of flooding from winter storm

Jersey shore communities are watching out for flooding from the winter storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning from 11 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The storm is expected to cause moderate flooding in oceanfront communities between midnight and 1 a.m.

Back bay areas tend to flood several hours after the oceanfront high tide.

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The weather service says some property damage could occur, and that tides and wave action will cause severe beach erosion.

Parts of the shore that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy have erected man-made dunes, rocks or metal walls.

But others still have not agreed to protective dunes, and some are fighting the state’s plans for them in court.

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